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MKU, Bidco sign MOU on student training

Mount Kenya University (MKU) and Bidco Africa Limited have entered into a partnership which will see MKU students gain practical skills on industry requirements.

Students pursuing manufacturing, sales and marketing and entrepreneurship courses will be placed under attachment and internship programmes at the various Bidco plants across the region.

“Bidco will offer to our students the much needed industrial field training in the fast pace industrial world. The MoU gives our students a chance to get attachment and internship opportunities at Bidco after which upon successful completion, they may either be retained as employees or get employed elsewhere,” explained MKU Acting Vice Chancellor Peter Wanderi.

Bidco Africa Group Sales and Marketing Director Chris Diaz said the move aligns to government efforts on the up skilling of youth coming out of tertiary institutions.

“With Kenya’s unemployment rate at a high of about 9.3% and about 55% of youth unemployed, this partnership is timely. It comes at a time when we are expanding with ventures in new innovative product categories,” he said.

The two institutions will also be able to hold joint conferences, workshops and seminars on topical areas that will help align the curriculum on some of the subject courses relevant to the manufacturing, sales and marketing sectors.

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